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Looking to have pickups filled and p90 routed

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:31 am
by aroomstudios
A few months I saw a post here. Someone had a Burny that had humbuckers that was filled then routed for p90s. I just searched for 20 minutes or so and cannot find it.

Anyways, I have a FGN 20E Les Paul I am looking to have the same thing done on.

I am in Southern California USA. Anyone here have any ideas on where to start to look for someone to do this type of work? I mean almost any Luther can do the work. But my guy has done them before. Like filling a temolo Les Paul block to a regular ABR1 type setup. He fills the guitar. Then gives it to his finish guy. But he says if direct sun you can see the fill line. The post I saw here was perfect. Like perfect. Though I want to say it was in the EU or something.

Well, I am wondering it is probably better to look for a guitar builder to do this type of work then your regular set up Luther. Anyone have any tips on where to start looking?

Re: Looking to have pickups filled and p90 routed

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:02 am
by mdvineng
isn't this the perfect opportunity to buy another guitar :D

Re: Looking to have pickups filled and p90 routed

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:39 pm
by aroomstudios
I just bought this guitar for that reason. I own 4 of the FGN 20E guitars. They are great guitars. Much better than the $3500 USD custom Gibsons. Anyways, I contacted Tokai to make me one very similar this one. It is not going to be exactly but it would run around $3000 USD or so with the p90s in it. Anyways, I just got the 20E from Buyee for around $700 including SH. Plus maybe $500 or so for the work to be done puts me at $1,200 vs the Tokai price of $3,000 or so. Also, the FGN 20E is exactly what I am looking for. The Tokai might be close or a little different. So, I figure this is the best way to do this.

I did end up ordering a Gold Top LS1 R4 from Tokai a few weeks ago. But this one has been on the list for a year or so with the p90s. Then I came across a smoking deal the other day on Buyee and could not turn it away.

BTW here is the 20E

https://mi.fujigen.co.jp/collection/ser ... c_nls.html

Mine are 2011 to 2013 models. Those models do not have the sharp point the one above has.I think they started doing the point in 2016 or so.

Re: Looking to have pickups filled and p90 routed

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:51 am
by mdvineng
Always been a fan of Fujigen since I bought 2 Elites. Those 20e are beautiful. Hopefully the work done will be better than your expectations and be a real sound pleasure.

Re: Looking to have pickups filled and p90 routed

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:08 pm
by aroomstudios
So, I shipped the guitar off the the guy doing the conversion. Here is a white LP he did the conversion for. He has done hundreds of the HB to p90 conversions.


https://www.facebook.com/pg/BCR-Music-S ... 5042440415

His wait time is several months. I will try to post pics when I get it back from him.

Re: Looking to have pickups filled and p90 routed

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:42 am
by guitar hiro
mdvineng wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:02 am
isn't this the perfect opportunity to buy another guitar :D
I was thinking the exact same thing :lol:

I see from the last post that 'BCR Greg' is getting the guitar for the 'fill' job.

Word on the street he is pretty good at repairing broken heads stocks too :)

Re: Looking to have pickups filled and p90 routed

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:10 pm
by aroomstudios
I heard the same thing about Greg and headstock repairs. I have a Navigator Explorer that had some head problems. Not broken but not perfect. I had some guy fix it and re-paint the neck but he really messed up the paint job. It is a really great guitar and I might send that to Greg when I get the p90 LP back.